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Pat Buchanan on Real Conservatism

I need to pick up the last few books from Pat Buchanan. They’ve all looked interesting, and his new release is no exception.

Thanks to Matt Drudge, here are excerpts from Buchanan’s forthcoming Where the Right Went Wrong:

On Conservatives and Conservatism:

“There is no conservative party left in Washington. Conservative thinkers and writers who were to be the watchdogs of orthodoxy have been as vigilant in policing party deviations from principle as was Cardinal Law in collaring the predator-priests of the Boston archdiocese.” (Page 9)

On the Neoconservatives:

“[T]he boat people of the McGovern revolution.” (37)

“Nine days after an attack on the United States, this tiny clique of intellectuals was telling the President of the United States…that if he did not follow their war plans, he would be charged publicly with a ‘decisive surrender’ to terrorism.” (48)

“Kristol’s warning that neoconservatives could go to Kerry was an admission of what many have long recognized. The neoconservatives are not really conservatives at all. They are impostors and opportunists.” (250)

On the Bush Doctrine:

“This is democratic imperialism. This will bleed, bankrupt and isolate this republic. This overthrows the wisdom of the Founding Fathers about what America should be all about.” (35)

On the War on Terrorism:

“Terrorism is the price of empire. If we do not wish to pay it, we must give up the empire.” (237)

On Bush-Republican Fiscal Policy:

“There is no conservative party in Washington. There is a Democratic Party of tax-and-spend and a Republican Party of guns and butter and tax cuts, too. Washington is all accelerator, the brakes are gone.” (177)

“Like Thelma and Louise, Medicare and Social Security are headed for the cliff. And we are in the back seat.” (187)

It looks to be a good, thought-provoking read.

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